Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays 9/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/22/2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Tuesday night, the Seattle Mariners will give the ball to Felix Hernandez (14 – 5, 2.07 ERA) as they face the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey (13 – 12, 3.82 ERA). Both pitchers will be making their 33rd starts of the season.
Felix Hernandez pitched to his 3rd straight no-decision in his last start. It was however a great start for Hernandez as he held the opposition scoreless over 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 11. “King Felix” has pitched well as of last but his record doesn’t show that. He is just 3 -3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Hernandez was 12 -10 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Hernandez was 1 -1 with a 4.15 ERA in 2 starts against the Blue Jays. In August, he beat Toronto after holding them to a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits through 7 innings.
R.A. Dickey had a solid start his last time out but came away with a no-decision. Dickey allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 3. Before that no-decision, the knuckleballer had won 4 of his previous 5 starts. That streak helped him to a 5 - 2 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Dickey went 14 – 13 with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
Last season, Dickey was 1 -1 with a 5.27 ERA in 2 starts against Seattle. In mid-August, he took a hard luck loss to the Mariners after surrendering 2 runs and 7 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 62-85-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.6
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 75-76-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
09/17/14 P Roenis Elias Elbow out indefinitely
09/02/14 DH Jesus Montero Suspension out indefinitely
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 60-day DL (7/24); out for season
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
Toronto Blue Jays
09/21/14 1B Adam Lind Back "?" Monday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/05/14 LF Melky Cabrera Finger out for season
09/04/14 P Chad Jenkins Hand 15-day DL (9/5); out for season
09/03/14 3B Brett Lawrie Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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